Rivalry Review: Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle
Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle had an outstanding main event rivalry on Smackdown for a large part of 2003.
They battled at two out of the "Big Four" WWE Pay-Per-Views in 2003. "The Next Big Thing" and "The Olympic Gold Medalist" went to war in the main event of WrestleMania XIX and battled at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship.
Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle's final war was a sixty minute Iron Man match for the WWE Championship on the September 18, 2003, edition of Smackdown.
Each of Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle's three big singles matches will be rated on a scale from zero to five stars. At the end of the match ratings, the Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle rivalry will be rated as a whole.
So, let's get started!
#1 Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle — WrestleMania XIX for the WWE Championship
Brock Lesnar won the 2003 Royal Rumble match, earning a WWE Championship opportunity in the main event of WrestleMania XIX."The Next Big Thing" elected to face Kurt Angle at "The Show of Shows" in the main event.
During the buildup to WrestleMania XIX, Kurt Angle broke his neck during a match, which raised a lot of questions if he would be able to perform against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XIX.
Kurt Angle ultimately prevailed through the injury and went on to defend his prestigious WWE Championship against the challenger, Brock Lesnar.
"The Olympic Gold Medalist" went on to wrestle "The Anomaly" in a high-speed match filled with technical brilliance. Brock Lesnar attempted the Shooting Star Press and landed on his forehead, but "The Beast" recovered and nailed a third F5 to end Kurt Angle's WWE Championship reign.
Match rating: 4.5